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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The AAMC is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We develop strategic initiatives to cultivate a diverse and culturally prepared workforce, advance inclusion excellence, imbue equity-mindedness, and enhance engagement with local communities. Learn more about our mission, goals, programs and initiatives, organized by portfolio.


What's New in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Applications due March 20 for the Telehealth Equity Catalyst Awards

AAMC-member institutions will be awarded up to $15,000 each for programming that can serve as models for other institutions to address and mitigate the barriers to care associated with telehealth, particularly for underserved and under-resourced communities.


IDEAS Learning Series: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Anti-racism

IDEAS is a monthly webinar series to help you foster inclusive environments; create equitable advancement, promotion, and tenure policies; and promote anti-racist policies, education, and institutional practices. Join us on March 21 for our next webinar, “Becoming Active Bystanders and Advocates.”


Applications due April 3 for AAMC NEXT Grant

The AAMC Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) Grant will award five grants of up to $40,000 each for institutions to develop or enhance health and health care initiatives for learners to confront racism and advance health equity in partnership with local communities.


AAMC Awards Now Accepting Nominations

The Herbert W. Nickens Awards recognize faculty and students for outstanding contributions to addressing health inequity. The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement recognizes an AAMC-member institution committed to partnering with the community it serves to identify and address community needs. Nominations are due in March and April.


David A. Acosta, MD

“Understanding the assumptions and behaviors that are tied to our implicit biases allows teams to engage and embrace their differences and move toward solving complex problems.”

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MedEdPORTAL: Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

Our collection of diversity, inclusion and health equity resources.

Academic Medicine: Justice, Disparities, and Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Populations

Our collection of articles about how to eliminate inequities in care received by vulnerable and underserved populations.